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Published on July 20th, 2022
Lafayette neighborhoods have new ConFire Firewise liaison
Wildfires grow in strength as they run uphill and a fire in steep and hilly terrain makes it difficult to access with a fire truck or even on foot, according to the National Fire Protection Association. "If your home or neighborhood is remote from water supplies and ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on July 20th, 2022
Wildfire mitigation efforts blunted by reluctant residents and public landowners
In the month of June, of the 2,846 fire inspections conducted by the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, 1,252 properties failed the inspections and by the end of the month only 243 homes either had the work completed and reported or completed and been reassessed, according ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 6th, 2022
MOFD celebrates 25 years of service to the community
The Moraga Town Council honored the Moraga-Orinda Fire District with a proclamation during its June 22 Zoom meeting acknowledging the 25th anniversary of its existence and service to the communities of Moraga, Orinda, Canyon and some adjacent unincorporated areas.
By Vera Kochan

Published on June 22nd, 2022
Con Fire receives $3M Lafayette/Walnut Creek Shaded Fuel Break Grant from Cal Fire
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District on June 3 announced receipt of a $3 million California Climate Investments Wildfire Prevention Grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The grant is for creation of a shaded fuel break across ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on June 22nd, 2022
Wildfire preparation plans in full swing for fire season
If you are a very early riser, on Memorial Day morning you might have seen Moraga-Orinda Fire District's Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Dennis Rein and volunteer Charles McNulty driving around in a little all terrain vehicle with a 14-foot pole strapped to it. They ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on June 8th, 2022
MOFD, Orinda City Council 2x2 committee meets, considers recommendations by SSTOC
At its second meeting, a 2x2 group ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on May 25th, 2022
MOFD honors volunteer student, Kaitlyn Roach
The board of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District was told at their May 18 meeting that Miramonte High School student Kaitlyn Roach of Orinda has received a big thank you for volunteer service to the district. Roach was honored for her leadership, marketing talent, ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on May 25th, 2022
MOFD directs chief to form working group on single role paramedic staffing
The Moraga Orinda Fire District on May 18 ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on May 25th, 2022
Fire Abatement begins on 21 town-owned parcels
Just like every property owner in Moraga, the town is required to follow fire abatement procedures on its 21 parcels that comprise 382 acres of both developed and undeveloped land. Projected fire prevention costs are expected to increase from $93,000 in Fiscal Year ...By Vera Kochan

Published on May 11th, 2022
MOFD takes to intersections for annual Fill The Boot fundraiser
Local residents traveling through the intersection of Rheem Boulevard and Moraga Road on May 2 between 9 a.m. and noon were witness to the annual Moraga-Orinda Fire District's fundraiser, Fill The Boot. Approximately six off-duty firefighters from the town's stations ...By Vera Kochan

Published on May 11th, 2022
Canyon Emergency Drill goes better than expected
The recorded call came from official fire department authorities at 8:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning: "This is a warning. Evacuate immediately." It would have been a call to cause most people in Lamorinda to freeze. An impending fire, this time, very close. We gotta ...By Chris Lavin

Published on April 27th, 2022
MOFD announces an early burn ban
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District issued a public announcement from the fire marshal's office effective April 12 instituting a burn ban for all area's under MOFD's jurisdiction. This comes as a result of extremely dry conditions and lower than average rainfall this past ...By Vera Kochan

Published on April 13th, 2022
MOFD rolls out wildfire safety message with 'Golden Ticket' mailing
With another wildland fire season quickly approaching the Moraga-Orinda Fire District is sending out its annual wildfire safety postcard. The mailing goes out to over 14,000 property owners and is designed to inform residents about the steps they can take to comply ...Submitted by Dennis Rein

Published on April 13th, 2022
MOFD providing free wood chipping for Moraga and Orinda residents
As the fire season fast approaches, and by all accounts sooner this year due to the lack of substantial rainfall during winter months, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District has resumed its free-of-charge Community Wood Chipping Program.
By Vera Kochan

Published on March 30th, 2022
Lafayette gets Firewise
At certain times Lafayette Council Member Wei-Tai Kwok and his wife Violet fear for their lives when they go to sleep in their home which is just a short uphill walk from the Lafayette BART station. It's not home invasions or crime that they fear. It's California ...By Sharon K. Sobotta

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